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Whitestone REIT Reviews

Updated Jun 2, 2019

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James C. Mastandrea
16 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "An evolving company"

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    Former Employee - Property Manager in Houston, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whitestone REIT full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people there are great. They are helpful and provide tons of help and information. Their interview and hiring process was smooth and completed in a timely manner. The manager I worked under provided clear explanations for why things are done a certain way.

    Cons

    They could provide more holidays. Less work load. More department cross training so that department roles and how they impact each other are more defined.

    Advice to Management

    More team building exercises between multiple departments will go a long way to improving work flow.

    Whitestone REIT2019-03-31
  2. "This Little Piece of Chaos is NOT for Everyone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whitestone REIT full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Management is very fair regarding personal issues. Most of the team members were very friendly and professional while I was there.

    Cons

    Some days could be quite chaotic. Middle management can often be clueless and will have a different vision than the higher-ups. Different visions mean a lot of going back and reworking already completed or nearly completed work.

    Whitestone REIT2019-06-02
  3. Helpful (7)

    "Think Twice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Whitestone REIT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Snack and Coffee Bar. Decent company benefits.

    Cons

    This company is hemorrhaging and upper management cant figure out why or doesn't care. Be careful if you talk to HR NOTHING is confidential. The work loads do not equal pay, you basically work hard for nothing, there is no appreciation whatsoever at this place. Everyone works in a fish bowl environment. Camera's are everywhere they trust no one.

    Advice to Management

    HR, please practice confidentiality. . Figure out why so many employees are leaving and work on keeping the few valued employees you have left.

    Whitestone REIT2018-05-06

    Whitestone REIT Response

    May 30, 2018HR Generalist

    Thank you for your feedback, service and time spent working at Whitestone REIT. We apologize that you feel that the HR team is not confidential as we always try our best to put the organization and our associates first. We also do our best to communicate to associates that if there ...

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Upper Mgmt Doesn't Get It"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Whitestone REIT full-time

    Pros

    Good co-workers Decent Salary Good opp to add diversity to your resume

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't trust their employees Over work / over load their employees - no departmental support Doesn't understand their business overall Doesn't care about their lease holders Not in line with industry salaries based on what positions are expected to do Upper management is too busy patting themselves on their own back to recognize what the employees are accomplishing

    Advice to Management

    If you don't trust your employees, either replace them or run your business without them, cameras in every corner of the office lowers morale and makes everyone distrustful. If you want to move into the next level of owned properties, understand what you own. Your hiring process is painfully long - presumably because you want to hire the correct people; once they are hired, trust them to do the job they were hired to...

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    Whitestone REIT2018-05-05
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Run!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Whitestone REIT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really weren't any worth mentioning. Co-workers were okay, but they were just as miserable as me.

    Cons

    Very religious, so if you're not, you're screwed. Can't make up their mind. Terribly low pay.

    Advice to Management

    I'm 100% sure it is illegal to discriminate based on religious beliefs. You may want to ditch the bible quote you have on your website. Now, I don't know if this part is illegal, but when the CEO asks if you're married or divorced, and if your parents are married or divorced, something just doesn't seem right. Uncle Scrooge needs to open up his wallet and increase salaries if he wants to keep quality employees and...

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    Whitestone REIT2018-05-01
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Don't waste your energy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whitestone REIT full-time

    Pros

    Has good intentions and a few great key employees.

    Cons

    Outdated systems, high turnover rate in every department, property managers are required to submit multiple weekly reorts that are repetitive in information and time consuming, PM department has a lot of envy and there is a lot of snitching on each other behind closed doors. Very money driven and works in a lot of grey areas to produce numbers because they are a public traded company, ethics are questionable

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to rebuild foundation and system protocols. There is a reason why it here is a high turnover rate in employment.

    Whitestone REIT2017-07-05

    Whitestone REIT Response

    March 29, 2018HR Generalist

    Thank you for letting us know your thoughts. Since receiving your suggestion, the HR team has worked closely with the Property Management department as well as the Director of the team to ensure that the office is a more open forum not only for constructive feedback, but guidance ...

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  7. Helpful (4)

    "No Structure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Whitestone REIT full-time

    Pros

    You can pretty much do whatever you want, because there are no standards no one is held accountable so it is pretty hard to get fired. Just show up and you are doing better than most.

    Cons

    Same as the Pro, if you are an over-achiever then you will sucked dry while you compensate for those around you.

    Whitestone REIT2017-04-25

    Whitestone REIT Response

    March 29, 2018HR Generalist

    We're sorry to hear that you feel this way, but we do appreciate the time you took to provide us this feedback. The Human Resources team works diligently with managers and supervisors to ensure that they're holding their team accountable on every level. While we continue to work with ...

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  8. Helpful (6)

    "Good Co-Workers Broken System"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whitestone REIT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There were several smart, diverse and passion driven coworkers at Whitestone.

    Cons

    No training and employee turnover

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training

    Whitestone REIT2017-03-06

    Whitestone REIT Response

    March 29, 2018HR Generalist

    We're happy to hear that you think we have a great team. We're pretty proud of them ourselves. The HR team along with management has encourage the team to attend additional training and resources held here at Whitestone REIT. We also hold quarterly lunch and learns on a variety of ...

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "building engineer"

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    Former Employee - Building Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Whitestone REIT for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people in company if given a chance to succeed

    Cons

    Hard to advanve within the company . Not organized

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of workers , give them better chance to advance within company

    Whitestone REIT2016-06-13
  10. Helpful (13)

    "Professional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Whitestone REIT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    When people first start working with WSR they believe the hype: it's a fun, professional, exciting new atmosphere, where you can grow, and learn more about the real estate business. Honestly, they have been known to take back promotions initially promised, or just plainly disregard employees with the potential to grow/learn other roles with the company.

    Cons

    Stop allowing favoritism dictate how you promote certain employees; Allow loyalty to be earned and not given because certain employees snitch and or lie on employees; have some Dignity on how you address matters that mean something to your current/future employees. Remember how you treat people in the past and in the future will have a direct reflection on your business.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that just because you have a "Revenue Driver" doesn't mean they have the best interest for your publicly traded company. When they send foul/racist emails to employees they should be Fired. I was never Made to provoke such Savage behavior!!!!!

    Whitestone REIT2016-04-21
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